Losing a Loved One, Metaphorically or Literally

Losing someone at any age is hard, whether you are thirteen, forty-two, or even eighty-seven.  Whether it is a relationship or a physical death, there is no right or wrong way to deal with grief.  There is no one to blame, it is just part of life. And with all that said, it sucks.  I…

For My Mother

I love my mother to death. She has the strongest, warmest heart, she’s always there when you fall down, and she holds so much beauty. Did I mention she’s really, really big, too? Sure, the woman who gave birth to me is a wonderful person and an inspiration in my life, but the mother I’m…

Living On the Edge

When is it safe to say that the existential crisis you are having is in fact your mid-life crisis? This is a question that spirals any existential crisis I am already having into one that is even worse. Since entering the university atmosphere a year and a half ago, I have had at least one…

Blue Spaces

The calm you feel near water could be good for your health, a recent study found. Urban green spaces have long been linked to health benefits. Access to areas like parks in a city setting have benefits to residents’ mental health. But what about blue spaces? A study recently found that Canadians who live near…

Traffic Jam & Snug

By: Mimi Anagli The act and process of eating food is undoubtedly an art. It’s not just a means to provide your body with energy, it is an experience. The experience and culture tied to eating is so paramount to our everyday lives that there is an entire field of study dedicated to it called…

Beating the Winter Blues

By Chloe Trofatter Daylight Savings Time started this weekend. The colder weather along with the now even earlier night falls reminds me of a phenomenon that seems to affect everybody: Seasonal Depression. Every winter, I watch as my motivation falls and my number of naps per day rises. The usually dark skies and gloomy weather…

The Disturbing Case of Red Tide

By: Mimi Anagli Having lived in the sunshine state for three years, I can attest to the fact that the nature and wildlife of Florida is quite an astonishing sight to see. The Floridian mentality is heavily based on the alluring greenery all around. Hours are spent wasted away in alligator-infested lakes, memories are made…

What To Do When You’re Sick And In College

By Kara Headley Ah yes, fall. A beautiful time of year. The leaves are changing color, the weather is getting colder, and my allergies are out of control. I’ve already blown my nose twice since I began writing this, and I’m on sentence three. Allergies coupled with a cold (a cold which you know you…

To Tea or Not to Tea

By: Annie Dubois I don’t know about you, but whenever I receive a questionnaire and one of the questions reads, “coffee or tea” I wish whoever made the forum would consider that maybe there are people that prefer both— me being one of them. I will say, however, that although tea and coffee share the…

Freshman Going on Sophomore

By Carson Yenchar So, this it it. I’ve made it through my freshman year of college, and holy wow, it’s been a ride. There have been ups and downs, but I’m glad that I made it through without too many bumps and bruises. College wasn’t really all I expected it to be, but it was…

Social Media: The Monster Within my Phone

By: Annie Dubois It’s widely seen as a millenial problem to be glued to your phone. It’s annoying hearing adults drone on about how “cellphones are killing social skills” and what have you. I think we’ve all heard many versions of the anti-cell phone speech. I agree, the anti-cellphone attitude is annoying. Our phones are…

What College Has Taught Me (Thus Far)

By Carson Yenchar My first semester of college is coming to an end, and let me just say, it was pretty insane! Homework, studying, getting to class on time, even eating at the right time!  I didn’t think I’d make it this far, to be honest, but I’m thankfully still in one piece. I have…